Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Yung Kee Restaurant @ Wellington Street, Hong Kong

Life is full of drama and Yung Kee family feud goes like this - The founder Mr. Kam Shui Fai who passed away in 2007, left his restaurant business to his 3 children, with the eldest son Kam Kin Sing and second son Kam Kwan Lai receiving 45% stake each. The remaining 10% was given to his daughter Kam Mei Ling, which she eventually sold to her second brother. In July 2010, the older son filed a wind up petition in Hong Kong court, threatened to close the business unless his younger brother buys out his 45% stake for a whopping HK$1.51bn. The court case is still on going and lucky for me, Yung Kee is still open for business. 
Preserved egg and pickled ginger - This dish may not be everyone's cup of tea but it was definitely mine. The preserved egg was bouncy and has a jelly like feel.
Roasted Goose - Supposedly the best in town, Yung Kee's goose was succulent, juicy and tender. 
Barbecued Suckling Pig - The BBQ suckling pig was another crowd pleaser. With a proprietary blend of spices, each piece was heavenly.
Omelet with Bitter Gourd - Fluffy omelet dances away with the crunchy bitter gourd. 
Homemade Clay Pot Tofu - The clay pot was filled with freshly made bean curd, luxuriating between the mushroom sauce.
Seafood Vegetables - The scallions and carrots were embraced by the fresh squids, adding bright notes to the pale seafood. 
Yeung Chow Fried Rice - The prawns and roasted pork were tossed into the rice with some eggs and scallions, for what could consider a stand alone meal.

VERDICT: SOMEWHAT SMITTEN


Smitten Dishes:
Preserved egg and pickled ginger
Roasted Goose
Yeung Chow Fried Rice

Yung Kee Restaurant
Address: 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: 852 2522 1624
Operating Hours: 11am -11.30pm (open daily)


29 comments:

  1. Been here before and fell in love with their century eggs! The yolks were beautifully molten and creamy.... Hopefully they don't close it down!

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    1. Yes, the century eggs are heavenly!! I had like 3 pieces and I wanted moreeee =D

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  2. Interesting - didn't know about the family feud when we went there. Typical Chinese drama material too :p But yes, agree with you that the egg and the roasted goose were the standout dishes!

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    1. HEhhehe...now you know. Apparently the bro open another restaurant that serves the similar food, not too sure where izzt though.

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  3. This family so full of drama.. never knew! The suckling pig looks so YUM.

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  4. I m already Sold on the first pic of the luscious century eggs!! Then I got convinced again on the Goose, Suckling Pig, Fluffy Egg & Stuffed Tofu... hehehe ;)

    As for the drama, I guess thats why HK is so famouse for their Drama movies... cos it also happens in reality!! =D

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    1. The century eggs are really really really super good! Its very diff from the century egg we get here. If you notice, the yolks are clear!

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  5. Wah .. I want to eat everything..
    If you notice that the rice is much bigger and round...
    it taste better compare to our siam rice...
    ur pic make me so hungry now .. and still have an hour for lunch break..
    sighhh..

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    1. hahahha... the grass is always greener on the other side of the world =) I'm actually super full now.. i don't think i can have lunch later.

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  6. Everything looks yummy there! I especially like the Yeung Chow fried rice!

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  7. I didn't expect the Yeung Chow fried rice to be that good. It was a sweet surprise =)

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  8. was the skin of the roasted goose crispy?

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    1. It was... and the meat was tender! I was very happy with the goose =)

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  9. the suckling pig looks so crispy! :) yummy to the preserved egg too, especially the egg yolk..

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    1. Yea it is but the preserved egg is still the winner for me =)

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    2. yes it lures me as i see the first picture of the post : )

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  10. whoa, the preserved eggs look amazing! the ones in KL always have eggs that are already hardened. i'd love to try these creamier eggs! :D and the goose looks pretty perfect too =)

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    1. I don't think we can find such fresh preserved egg in KL. I would pay a premium for those little black gold.. =)

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  11. Sadly, but split inheritance never seems to work out very well. I almost think that in a will truly the one that wants the business should be designated as the owner with a percentage of the profits going to the one's that do not want it.
    By the looks of things here-the restaurant is booming. I know I would visit it more than once!

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    1. I agree with you. I think the biz should be put into a trust and each family will get a dividend payment. The person that works the hardest will get a higher payout.

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  12. Despite the family feud, the place seems still intact with all the lovely food. I love the preserved eggs and most of the time its with porridge plus all of the rest.
    My kind of food all the way.

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    1. heheheh I think you will enjoy it as much as I do.

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  13. That is the most beautiful sight of century egg ever! Yumms!

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  14. Family feuds! It's sad how money can come between family and friends.

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  15. i love your story behind the food, makes it much more enticing. great read and pics again! ^^

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    1. Thanks dear! I love reading your korean cooking as well!

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